You would have observed in your daily life, that you do not vibe with everyone in the same way. Sometimes you like the aura of a person, and sometimes you do not.
Similarly, your kitten also does not get used to strangers quickly. You have to see what can help your little feline to get used to them. If your kitten is friendly, then there are high chances it would accept a new person earlier.
However, you can make a small pathway of introduction to your new person for a fearful kitten. You can set some parameters that can help both the kitten and the person accept each other easily.
Also, keep in mind that it can take a lot of time for your kitten to develop an attachment with a new person. So please have some patience and let it work slowly, but gradually.
Preparation for the Introduction
Here are a few important steps to follow while you start introducing your kitten to a new person;
Smell of the New Person
Dealing with a fearful kitten is not easy. You have to introduce your kitten to a new person before even meeting him. You can easily do this without his presence.
Just bring a piece of cloth that has that person’s smell. This will make your kitten used to that smell. And indirectly to that person too. So, when he comes over, your kitten would not overreact.
For this, you may use any cloth or a pillow cover too. Also, something that has been in direct contact with that newcomer can help.
Discussing this Case with the New Comer
You can tell the person you are introducing your kitten to a new person, who is fearful of people. Tell that person how he should react and try to plan a good set up for your kitten.
It would be very easy for a friendly kitten by playing her favorite game with her or story-telling.
But, for a fearful kitten, you need to help your partner understand that either he has to ignore the kitten completely, so it does not mind him there. Or he may make no eye contact, so the kitten does not feel uneasy.
Working on Your Feline’s Bad Behavior
Some kittens have aggressive behavior towards new people. So, for that, you have to train it to know basic rules. When someone new comes over, it may be aggressive or uncomfortable. That’s why it’s necessary to help her understand how to play around.
You can make her do training with a pet specialist or refer her to a veterinarian. The veterinarian will help your kitten to deal more efficiently with new people.
First introduction to your partner
Do not make your kitten interact straight away when a new person visits it. It may bite or scratch that person in aggression or fear.
As you know, we also do not have a good relationship in the first meeting. The same happens with kittens or other pets. They cannot have a good interaction in the first meeting.
You don’t have to force it to meet. Let it sit at a distance and interact itself after some more meetings if it wants to.
Once your kitten is used to that person, it is easy for it to meet him closely. Tell your new friend to offer it a treat or something so that it can attract to it. If he rewards your kitten with toys or treats, your kitten will be happier.
Treating kittens with good things will develop good relationships with them. This will make her more inclined towards that person.
Rewarding your kitten on behaving good
When your kitten obeys you, treat her with her favorite things. After she meets with your new friends, it will get attached to them. When she behaves well with them, you can reward her.
Rewarding her would work for future interactions too. Your kitten will not be rude or aggressive about new people.
In these ways, you can help your kitten understand the interactions with new people. If you follow these steps, your feline friends will stay good to newcomers when you introduce them to new a person. Also, you will be happy that they follow your instructions.